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‘White Boy Rick’ Misses the Mark

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Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen, to another weekly movie review. My lucky guest this week is my good friend Jacob Santrock, 12,  and this week’s movie is White Boy Rick directed by Yann Demange. Starring in this movie is Richie Merritt as Richard Wershe Jr., aka White Boy Rick, and Matthew McConaughey as Richard Wershe, Sr., Rick’s father. This was surprisingly very disappointing and just a huge Oscar-bait movie, maybe the biggest of the year. McConaughey’s acting was descent, but that’s basically it. The producing in this movie was TERRIBLE. It takes some kind of badness to turn a very interesting story into a terrible movie. Why they thought to hire an 18-year old to play someone 14 makes no sense, and why they thought to hire a non- emotional actor to perform alongside energetic McConaughey makes no sense either. The main character is Rick and when Richie Merritt can’t show a lick of acting, it’s so bad. They force romantic scenes that are full of bad writing and acting. The plot goes all over the place, leaving Santrock and I confused at times. Max Richter’s soundtrack wasn’t even needed. The cinematography was descent at times, but not enough to save a movie full of forced messages that it ruins what easily could have been a great movie. I don’t think I’ve ever came out of the movie theater as disappointed in my life. When I asked Santrock what he thought of the movie he said, “Not very good. White Boy Rick couldn’t act at all and he’s having to act along side Matthew McConaughey. I wouldn’t recommend you see it.” I give it 1.5 out of 4 stars and two thumbs down. Please do yourself a favor and don’t see this movie.

 

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